Premier Dennis King says the province is looking at further strengthening its "already strict" provincial border measures in an effort to limit the importation of COVID-19.
A patient suffering from COVID-19 has been admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, becoming Prince Edward Island's first hospitalization case due to the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
About 600 people took part in a job fair hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. on Saturday afternoon.
Lt.-Cmdr. Mitchell Drake took on a new job in March of 2020, and since then the Island-born physician's main task has been keeping Royal Canadian Navy members safe from COVID-19 while ensuring they remain mobile.
Filmmakers on P.E.I. and across Atlantic Canada have been kept busy and employed over the past year with projects commissioned by the Bell-owned television channel Fibe TV1.
For families in western P.E.I. headed for ice cream this weekend, there's a new hero in town: a mysterious man who is buying free cones for hundreds of children at dairy bars in the area.
The Island has seen 170 cases of COVID-19, with 10 considered active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic region Friday:
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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
People over 55.
Frontline workers over the age of 40 who interact with the public and cannot work virtually.
People providing health care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.
Non-frontline health care workers needed to maintain health care system capacity
Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.
Residents and staff of long-term care homes.
Adults living in Indigenous communities.
Residents and staff of shared living facilities.
Truck drivers and other rotational workers.
You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.
Reminder about symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
New or worsening fatigue.
Shortness of breath.
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